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Make a spa towel head wrap.

By: Diy maven Aug 27, 2008

After a long hard day of diy-ing, who doesn't like to take a long hot shower and wash the paint flecks and garden soil out of their hair? To make your sudsy experience spa-rific, you might want to bang out one of these diy spa head towel wraps. It's a great way of reusing an old flimsy towel too!

To make one, you'll need:

  • an old towel (or a new one if you want to make a wrap as a gift)
  • a bit of elastic
  • a button
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To the Winner the Spoils...

By: Lilybee Aug 27, 2008

...Or at least a lovely shiny new Singer sewing machine. Venus Zine is holding a Craft Off. They want stuff that YOU made from materials that cost less that $40. Now I know you Curbliers have the craft chops so swing on by for the skinny. Via

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Curbly Video Podcast: How to turn an old window into illuminated wall art.

By: Diy maven Aug 27, 2008

created on: 08/27/08

I have a thing about windows. Especially barn sash windows, one of which just happened to be lying around. It was too good not to turn into something, so kicked around some ideas and came up with a wall art/light fixture idea and went to work.

What we used:

an old barn sash window
scrap 1" x 3" pine
a piece of handy board
frosted glass spray
Contact paper
scissor and paper punch
LED light strip
table saw, screws, drill, nails hammer, etc.

What weContinue Reading

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10 Unlikely Pet Inventions.

By: Chrisjob Aug 26, 2008

 See for yourself. Especially number nine. My, my...

  1. Carry Your Pet
  2. House Your Pet
  3. Wear Your Pet.
  4. Keep Your Pet Clean
  5. Exercise Your Pet
  6. Track Your Pet
  7. High Dining Pet
  8. Style Your Pet
  9. Please Your Pet
  10. Keep Your Pet Healthy

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13 Budget Friendly Headboard Ideas

By: Chrisjob Aug 26, 2008

Nothing makes a second hand mattress and box spring on a basic mattress frame sit within its own dreamy location like a proper headboard. A bed is an expensive investment, sometimes out of the reach of many. So tuck your bed into its locale with these 13 budget friendly headboard ideas.

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More Uses for Powdered Milk Than You Could Ever Imagine.

By: Chrisjob Aug 26, 2008

Admit it: you're surprised there's at least ONE use for powdered milk. So you, like everyone else, can appreciate that there are, like, a whole heap of 'em. Here's a great list assembled by Wisebread. Now, all you have to do it figure out where they keep it in the supermarket... (baking aisle?)

Recipes
Cream (Or Something Like It)
Instant Hot Chocolate
Whipped Topping
Homemade Yoghurt
Curds, or Cottage Cheese, or Ricotta

In The Kitchen

ThawingContinue Reading

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How to make a ‘Word Search’ greeting card!

By: Diy maven Aug 26, 2008

created on: 08/26/08

Curbly has siblings. One of them is called Teacherly, and, as you can probably guess, it’s an on-line resource for teachers. However, it also has a very awesomely cool FREE feature called ‘word search creator’. Teachers use such things as word search puzzles as, well, teaching tools, but they also can come in handy for paper crafters too. With a little help from Teacherly, here’s my very easy technique for making a one-of-a-kind greetingContinue Reading

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Techhie Trade Show or Mid-Mod Chat Station

By: Modhomeecteacher Aug 26, 2008

created on: 08/26/08

Donnie Deutsch always says "Look at what everyone is doing, and do the opposite."  That's what Mr. ModHomeEc got when he asked me to help him with booth decor at a medical techhie trade show he's doing.  Once I saw all the dark blues, silvers, tech signs and graphics, I knew his booth would stand out, good or bad, I have yet to hear.  The vintage living-room-like setting already attracted many customers, just during set up.  Time will tellContinue Reading

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Color Changing Paint

By: Diy maven Aug 26, 2008


Eclipse is described as ‘a single event heat reactive basecoat’ that just happens to change color. It’s available in black to white and blue to white formulas, but the effects aren’t as limiting as those three colors suggest. Actually, the effects are endless, as you can integrate Eclipse with other colors. Right now the makers seem to be focused on the auto industry, but I can foresee home decor applications as well. For more information onContinue Reading

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Turn vintage suitcases into side tables.

By: Diy maven Aug 26, 2008

You know how sometimes you see an idea on the internets and think, ‘of course!’? Well...this is one of those times. Not only do these old suitcases make adorable and interesting side tables, they also provide storage for magazines, books, remotes and all that other flotsam and jetsam that  clutter our lives. They couldn’t be too hard to make either. Four legs and perhaps a plywood base–for added structure–onto which you attach the suitcaseContinue Reading

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